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Master of Sport Management

  • Masters (Coursework)

The increasing professionalisation of sport means there is a growing demand for qualified managers to manage and promote sports affairs.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
5 years part-time

About this course

Be a sport manager of tomorrow

The increasing professionalisation of sport means there is a growing demand for qualified managers to manage and promote sports affairs. To be an effective sport manager of tomorrow, you will need a strong background in both business management and sport-related subjects. The Master of Sport Management combines broad business training and specialist skills to give you an excellent basis for careers in all areas of sport management.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Master of Sport Management (180 credit) requires a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent qualification with a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses.

Admission to the Master of Sport Management (120 credit) requires a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management or the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise with an endorsement in Sport Management, with at least a grade average of B.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations

Distance Learning

Career pathways

In a competitive employment market, qualification and credential "inflation" mean that organisations increasing want people with graduate qualifications. Massey's Master of Sport Management offers you a chance to get qualified for a particular vocation in sport and related industries, where employment opportunities are growing.

With the Master of Sport Management's dual emphasis on management and sport, you will be well placed to take advantage of these opportunities. You will be able to work in:

  • National sport organisations
  • National recreation organisations
  • Regional sports trusts
  • One of the thousands of clubs and provincial or regional sporting organisations
  • Territorial authorities (district and city councils)
  • Managing national and international events
  • Managing sport facilities
  • Private enterprise
  • Sport coordination in schools
  • High-performance sport
  • Sport NZ
Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:

  • Young master's graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • Five years after completion, the median earnings of young master's graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor's degree.